• Hi, my name is Joy Hayes. I am one of the two school counselors at Southern Middle School. 


    In collaboration with the other counselor, Mrs. Palmer, I provide guidance activities in the classroom, in small group settings, and individual guidance. I work with students and their families to help ensure that students have a good experience in middle school and beyond. I also serve as the 504 coordinator for the 2019-20 school year.

    I earned my bachelor's degree in English at UNC-Chapel Hill and then earned a master's in school counseling at North Carolina A & T State University.


    Please contact me if I can be of assistance. The school phone number is 570-6500.  If I am not available, please leave a message. 

    I look forward to working with students and their families.

    To reach Ms. Hayes during school closure, please feel free to send an email (joy_hayes@abss.k12.nc.us) or leave a voicemail at (336) 570-6500. I will be checking both my voicmail and email during school hours. Student Support Services is committed to providing support to students and families during this time.